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prescriptions for oakland, but there are lessons to be learned from other cities. he joined us from new york. william bratton, thank you so much for coming in to talk to us today. as you know, the last time america had a very serious gun control debate was in the early 1990s. of course, you were chief of police in the new york city area. and that was followed by a two decades decline in crime. i was hope we could begin by having you put that decline in crime in context. >> the investment in the '90s was 100,000 additional police were hired. additional money went into research, into prisons, into rehabilitation efforts. research was critical. there was the assault weapons ban on certain types of assault weapons. the impact of that particular piece of the legislation is still being debated. some studies indicate it had an impact. some studies indicate it did not. from my own perspective, i look at every life saved is a plus. every incident that didn't occur is a plus. it is quite clear that hundreds of thousands of individuals who did not get access to those type weapons, that clearly there wo
conference in san jose. kara, you were there with the movers and shakers in the valley. give us a sense of the mood. are people feeling good about the economy? >> it's the one part of the economy across globally that the u.s. excels in and continues to excel in, and, you know, there's been a lot of job growth in the area, a lot of innovation. some of the stocks are up, not all of them. it's a good time right now especially in an economy that has issued all over the place. >> one of the things that came out in the state of the valley report is san francisco has grown as a tech hub and it's now really san jose, san francisco and everything in between is really the tech center. talk more about that. how did that happen? did it happen overnight? >> well, some of the lovely ed lee tax cuts are nice. for twitter and things like that. there's a certain class of people in these new company like twitter, like zingo, some of the others, many, many, others that want to live in a city, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others wan
in california. can you tell us what that would be? >> of course. we're the state with the largest number of immigrants. we have 2.5 million undocumented immigrants and we've got a third of our registered voters are lawful immigrants. so any way you cut it, it's going to have a huge impact. some of the -- and there's a lot in here for everyone. employers, students who came here at a young age. they're called dreamers. agricultural workers. some of the things that people may not be aware of, in the president's proposal, lgbt families will be able to sponsor their family members. >> and that's from the president's proposal but not in the so-called gang of eight. >> it's not in the gang of eight proposal. but i think one of other issues for californians to, in terms of watching this debate and participating in it, is to understand what the road blocks are. because it's not just smooth sailing. there's a lot of concern about high fines for low-income immigrants. the requirements such as civics and english. even before you can get a green card. those are requirements we have for people who can
approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next. >>> good evening, and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm scott shafer. well, we hoped we'd be talking about this week's super bowl victory parade for the san francisco 49ers, but it didn't quite work out that way. the good news, well, we still have plenty to delve into
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